Enforced medication and virtue ethics

Alan Armstrong

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Ethical problems abound in psychiatric and mental health nursing practice; for example, the ethics of involuntary and enforced treatment such as medication. The literature frequently focuses upon clinical scenarios whereby the client, having been assessed as in medical need of he medication or commitment to a mental health institution, refuses to accept this (Brown 1991,Miller 1991).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 1999


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